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KK Split
KK Split logo
Nickname Žuti
Leagues A-1 Liga
Krešimir Ćosić Cup
Founded 1945
Arena Arena Gripe[1]
Location Split, Croatia
Team colors Yellow and Black
         
President Dino Rađa
Head coach Ante Nazor
Championships 1 Croatian Championship
2 Korać Cups
3 European Championships
3 Triple Crowns
5 National Cups of Yugoslavia
5 Krešimir Ćosić Cups
6 Championships of Yugoslavia
Website kksplit.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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KK Split (Košarkaški Klub Split), is a basketball club from Split, Croatia. KK Split competes in the A-1 Liga and Krešimir Ćosić Cup.

History[edit]

The club's roots are found in Hajduk sports society's basketball section, which was established in 1945. After three years of mostly sporadic activity, in 1948 the club established its own organizational structure as KK Hajduk independently of sports society. Next year, 1949, the club changed its name to KK Split.

After competing in lower divisions for more than a decade, the club finally made it to Yugoslav First Federal League for the 1963/64 season and it stayed there until the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia.

In 1967 the club adopted the name KK Jugoplastika and kept it until 1990.

KK Split has been a very successful club in European basketball. They are, together with the first champions, ASK Riga the only team to win the Euroleague trophy three times in a row. In the years 1989, 1990 and 1991, the team known back then as Jugoplastika and POP 84 with players like Dino Rađa, Toni Kukoč, Žan Tabak and Velimir Perasović won the top European basketball trophy.

Apart from these successes, the club also reached the European Champions Cup final in 1972 and the Cup Winners Cup Final in 1973. It lost both finals against the 70's superpower Ignis Varèse and the soviet club Spartak Leningrad. Still have won two Korać Cups in 1976 and in 1977.

Name through history[edit]

  • 1945–1948 Hajduk
  • 1949–1966 Split
  • 1967–1990 Jugoplastika
  • 1990–1991 Pop 84
  • 1991–1992 Slobodna Dalmacija
  • 1993–1997 Croatia Osiguranje Split (CO Split)
  • 1997–1999 Split
  • 1999–present Split Croatia Osiguranje (Split CO)

Roster[edit]

KK Split roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 4 Croatia Subotić, Srđan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 5 Denmark Reinholt, Esben 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PG 6 Croatia Katić, Toni 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
C 7 Croatia Vujčić, Nikola 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
C 8 Croatia Kraljević, Filip 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)
SF 9 Croatia Markulin, Bruno 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
SG 10 Croatia Krušlin, Filip 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PF 12 Croatia Dijan, Toni 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
SF 13 Croatia Sobin, Josip 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
G 15 Croatia Mimica, Ivan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 17 Croatia Vuković, Domagoj 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
G 18 Croatia Marinelli, Paolo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SF 21 Croatia Siriščević, Ivan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PF 22 Croatia Vukušić, Vedran 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PG 24 Croatia Bender, Ivan 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PG 30 Croatia Jukić, Ivan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-02-21


Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. G 4 Croatia Subotić, Srđan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) PG 5 Croatia Filipović,Goran 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) SG 7 Croatia Mimica, Ivan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) SG 8 Croatia Jukić, Ivan 1.93 m (7 ft 4 in) G/F 9 Croatia Dominović, Roko 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) SF 10 Croatia Markulin, Bruno 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) SF 12 Croatia Vučić, Kristijan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) PF 15 Croatia Matić, Josip 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) PF 17 Croatia Katić, Luka 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) F/C 18 Croatia Jukić, Josip 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) C 21 Croatia Mamic, Ante 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) C 22 Croatia Madunić, Ivan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Head coach Croatia Ante Nazor Assistant coach(es)

Legend (C) Team captain Injured Injured Roster Updated: 2013-02-21

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 22

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Worldwide competitions[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1971–72 Final lost to Ignis Varèse, 69-70 in the final (Tel Aviv)
1977–78 Semi-final group stage 5th place in a group with Real Madrid, Mobilgirgi Varèse, ASVEL, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Alvik
1988-89 European Champions defeated FC Barcelona 87–77 in the semi-final, defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 75–69 in the final of the Final Four in Munich
1989-90 European Champions defeated Limoges CSP 101–83 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 72–67 in the final of the Final Four in Zaragoza
1990-91 European Champions defeated Scavolini Pesaro 93–87 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 70–65 in the final of the Final Four in Paris
Saporta Cup
1972-73 Final lost to Spartak Leningrad, 62-77 in the final (Thessaloniki)
1974–75 Semi-finals eliminated by Crvena Zvezda, 88-76 (W) in Split and 63-81 (L) in Belgrade
1985–86 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with FC Barcelona, Scavolini Pesaro and UBSC Landis&Gyr Wienna
Korać Cup
1973–74 Semi-finals eliminated by Partizan, 97-108 (L) in Belgrade and 85-75 (W) in Split
1975–76 Korac Cup Winners defeated Chinamartini Torino, 97-84 (W) in Split and 82-82 (D) in Turin in the double finals of Korać Cup
1976–77 Korac Cup Winners defeated Alco Bologna, 87-84 in the final of Korać Cup in Genoa
1978–79 Semi-finals eliminated by Partizan, 96-97 (L) in Split and 96-98 (L) in Belgrade
1979–80 Semi-finals eliminated by Arrigoni Rieti, 75-86 (L) in Rieti and 104-97 (W) in Split
1980–81 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Carrera Venezia, TJ Zbrojovka Brno and Aris
1986–87 Quarter-final group stage 4th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Divarese Varèse and Olympique Antibes
1987–88 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Wiwa Vismara Cantù and CAI Zaragoza
Intercontinental Cup
1973 Final group stage 4th place in a group with Ignis Varèse, EC Sírio, Vaqueros de Bayamón and Lexington Marathon Oilers
McDonald's Championship
1989 Final defeated Philips Milano 102-97 in the semi-final, lost to Denver Nuggets 129–139 in the final (Rome)
1990 Final defeated FC Barcelona 102-97 in the semi-final, lost to New York Knicks 101–117 in the final (Barcelona)


The road to the European Cup victories[edit]

The 1976 Korać Cup victory[edit]

2nd round

Greece Panellinios Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (18/11/1975) 78-63 (25/11/1975) 105-61

Quarter-final group stage

Belgium Standard Liège Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (6/1/1976) 83-87 (13/1/1976) 78-71
France AS Berck Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (20/1/1976) 99-79 (27/1/1976) 90-69
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Italy Mobilquatro Milano (3/2/1976) 99-83 (10/2/1976) 101-100

Semi-finals

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Italy Sinudyne Bologna (24/2/1976) 74-83 (2/3/1976) 79-92

Finals

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Italy Chinamartini Torino (16/3/1976) 97-84 (23/3/1976) 82-82

The 1977 Korać Cup victory[edit]

Quarter-final group stage

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Belgium Standard Liège (18/1/1977) 88-84 (15/2/1977) 75-91
Italy Canon Venezia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (25/1/1977) 66-95 (22/2/1977) 102-88

Semi-finals

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Italy Stella Azzurra Roma (9/3/1977) 96-71 (16/3/1977) 87-76

Final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Italy Alco Bologna (5/4/1977) Pallasport della Fiera (Genoa) 87-84

The 1989 European Champions Cup victory[edit]

One of the greatest dynasties in European club competition history came between 1989 and 1991, when Split simply dominated the Euroleague like no team in decades. Head coach Bozidar Maljkovic put together arguably one of the most talented young teams ever seen anywhere: featuring Toni Kukoc, Dino Radja, Zan Tabak, Velimir Perasovic, Zoran Sretenovic and Luka Pavicevic, who joined forces with veterans like Dusko Ivanovic and Zoran Savic. In 1989, Jugoplastika reached the Final Four along with heavy favorites FC Barcelona and Maccabi Elite. Kukoc had 24 points and Ivanovic 21 to lead Split past FC Barcelona 89-77 in the semifinal. Once in the final, Jugoplastika edged Maccabi 75-69 behind 20 points from Radja and 18 from an unstoppable Kukoc, whose combination of size, speed and incredible court vision turned him into a one-of-a-kind player

Eighth-finals

Portugal Ovarense Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (3/11/1988) 87-94 (10/11/1988) 113-76

Quarter-final group stage

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split France Limoges CSP (8/12/1988) 87-78 (1/2/1989) 95-93
Italy Scavolini Pesaro Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (15/12/1988) 88-75 (16/2/1989) 88-65
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Netherlands Nashua EBBC (22/12/1988) 86-79 (22/2/1989) 83-88
Spain FC Barcelona Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (4/1/1989) 79-70 (2/3/1989) 84-79
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Greece Aris (12/1/1989) 94-83 (9/3/1989) 96-85
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (19/1/1989) 89-77 (16/3/1989) 91-77
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (26/1/1989) 85-86 (23/3/1989) 102-90

Semi-final

Spain FC Barcelona Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Final Four (4/4/1989) Olympiahalle (Munich) 77-87

Final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv Final Four (6/4/1989) Olympiahalle (Munich) 75-69

The 1990 European Champions Cup victory[edit]

Toni Kukoč with Dino Rađa after the victorious 1990 Champions Cup final against FC Barcelona in Zaragoza

Jugoplastika met FC Barcelona again in the 1990 Euroleague final in Zaragoza, Spain. Barcelona was backed by thousands of fans and managed to get a brief 61-59 lead late in the second half, but Kukoc buried a couple of critical three-pointers that sent Jugoplastika on its way to its second straight title. Kukoc finished the game with 20 points and the Euroleague Final Four MVP award in his magic hands.

Eighth-finals

Scotland MIM Livingston Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (26/10/1989) 84-97 (2/11/1989) 122-65

Quarter-final group stage

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Spain FC Barcelona (7/12/1989) 86-73 (7/2/1990) 79-73
Italy Philips Milano Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (14/12/1989) 73-84 (22/2/1990) 95-89
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split France Limoges CSP (4/1/1990) 103-83 (1/3/1990) 100-93
Netherlands BV Commodore Den Helder Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (11/1/1990) 76-83 (8/3/1990) 105-78
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (18/1/1990) 79-61 (15/3/1990) 87-93
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Greece Aris (25/1/1990) 85-89 (22/3/1990) 79-80
Poland Lech Poznań Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split (1/2/1990) 73-120 (29/3/1990) 98-74

Semi-final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split France Limoges CSP Final Four (17/4/1990) Pabellón Príncipe Felipe (Zaragoza) 101-83

Final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split Spain FC Barcelona Final Four (19/4/1990) Pabellón Príncipe Felipe (Zaragoza) 72-67

The 1991 European Champions Cup victory[edit]

In most places, one can find that the European champs in 1991 were called Pop 84, but that was just the name of the sponsor under which the talented players of Jugoplastika were playing that season. Despite being without Dino Radja and Dusko Ivanovic, the team from Split was led by a great Toni Kukoc and a genius-like Zoran Savic to their third consecutive title. Since the times when ASK Riga of Russia won European titles between 1958 and 1960, no other team had won three in a row. And in the Final Four era, no team besides Jugoplastika has been able to win even two consecutively. In 1991, the competition provided some big surprises leading up to Paris. Kingston of England eliminated CSKA Moscow, and what's more, with a double victory, 93-77 at home and 72-74 in Moscow. Bayer Leverkusen of Germany made its debut in the third round, but the other faces were well-known to everyone: FC Barcelona ended first in that phase (11-3), Pop 84 was second (9-5), and the other two Final Four teams would be Scavolini and Maccabi, tied at 8-6. Once again, the first team of the previous round didn't get the title. In a rematch of the previous year's final - another occurrence that has not been repeated since - the team from Split won 70-65, almost identical to the 1990 score (72-67). Thanks to a great performance by Savic, who scored 27 points, Jugoplastika had an historic three-peat.

Eighth-finals

Turkey Galatasaray Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split (25/10/1990) 86-97 (1/11/1990) 101-70

Quarter-final group stage

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Italy Scavolini Pesaro (13/12/1990) 86-66 (7/2/1991) 105-106
England Kingston Kings Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split (22/12/1990) 87-89 (14/2/1991) 91-72
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Spain FC Barcelona (3/1/1991) 87-91 (28/2/1991) 92-85
Greece Aris Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split (10/1/1991) 92-71 (7/3/1991) 93-63
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Germany Bayer Leverkusen (17/1/1991) 85-84 (14/3/1991) 87-103
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv (24/1/1991) 70-72 (21/3/1991) 103-65
France Limoges CSP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split (31/1/1991) 73-84 (28/3/1991) 92-88

Semi-final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Italy Scavolini Pesaro Final Four (16/4/1991) Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (Paris) 93-87

Final

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split Spain FC Barcelona Final Four (18/4/1991) Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (Paris) 70-65

Famous People[edit]

Famous coaches[edit]

Famous players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spaladium Arena, Split". UEFA. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 

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